American Performance Cars Comparison

2017 Corvette

Have you always wanted to own an American performance model, but arent sure which one is right for your needs? The team at Bill Stasek Chevrolet has put together a comprehensive comparison of three of the most popular performance models on the market: the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette, 2017 Dodge Viper, and 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. Explore the information below to see which is the best fit for your lifestyle. If youre only interested in the 2017 Corvette, then give our dealership in the Midwest a call at 866-266-1354 for more information, and check out our expansive Corvette inventory to see if we have the trim package youre looking for.

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Although these three performance models have the ability to provide great power in common, the Corvette, Viper and Mustang Shelby all have vastly different engine configurations.

Vehicle 2017 Chevrolet Corvette 2017 Dodge Viper 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
Engine 6.2L V8 8.4L V10 5.2L Ti-VCT V8
Horsepower 650 HP 645 HP 526 HP
0-60 Time 3.6 seconds 3.0 seconds 3.9 seconds

While the Viper comes with a boastful V10 engine, there are still some performance features that are exclusive to the Corvette that truly make it one-of-a-kind. Additional 2017 Chevrolet Corvette performance features include:

  • Dry sump oil system
  • Large BREMBO® two-piece steel rotors
  • 7-speed manual or 8-speed paddle-shift automatic
  • 19-in. front and 20-in. rear wheels with Michelin® Pilot® Super Sport front and ZP summer-only tires


If you want to feel like youre on the racetrack at all times, youll love the interior options the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette, 2017 Dodge Viper, and 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 have to offer. Explore the options with each model in the table below.

Available Interior Features

2017 Chevrolet Corvette

  • GT seat in premium Napa leather seating surfaces
  • Competition sport seat
  • Flat-bottom steering wheel in sueded microfiber or premium leather

2017 Dodge Viper

2017 Dodge Viper
  • Hand-wrapped leather dash panel
  • Sabelt performance seats
  • Carbon fiber black interior accents

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
  • RECARO cloth seats with Miko sueded cloth sport seat inserts
  • Unique steering wheel with Cobra symbol
  • Race-inspired Shelby-unique shift knob


The Corvette, Viper, and Shelby GT350 are also advanced when it comes to in-vehicle technology, ranging from providing performance stats to important vehicle information. Take a look at the tech options each model offers in the following table:

Available Tech Features

2017 Chevrolet Corvette

  • Performance Data Recorder
  • Reconfigurable instrument cluster
  • Head-up display
  • Chevrolet MyLink® with Sirius Satellite Radio
  • Premium Bose audio system
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ connectivity

2017 Dodge Viper

2017 Dodge Viper
  • Uconnect 8.4-in. touchscreen
  • Voice command and Bluetooth® streaming audio
  • 7-in. cluster display
  • Harmon Kardon audio system

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
  • Track Apps with Electric Line-Lock and Launch Control
  • 4.2-in. message center in the instrument cluster
  • Rear view camera
  • Ford SYNC infotainment system

Financing Options

D Heres the breakdown of how much each American performance model costs:

  • 2017 Chevrolet Corvette starts at $55,450 MSRP*
  • 2017 Dodge Viper starts at $87,895 MSRP
  • 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 starts at $56,145 MSRP

As you can see, the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette will give you the best value for the most breathtaking driving experience that money can buy. If youre looking for an excellent auto financing deal on the new Chevy Corvette, then head over to Bill Stasek Chevrolet, your Midwest Corvette dealership. Our finance team will get you into the Corvette of your dreams at a financing rate that works for you. Learn more about financing at Bill Stasek Chevrolet, and be sure to browse through our current Chevy incentives to save on your purchase.

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